[erlang-questions] Directory layout for installing 3rd party Erlang libs

Tim Watson watson.timothy@REDACTED
Sat May 12 11:45:29 CEST 2012

Peter, one motivation is to handle installed library apps separately so that multiple otp installations can share them (allowing for potential incompatibility). IIRC a lot of experienced folks have recommend this over installing to lib_dir and there are probably other factors. Not least of these could be permissions - I don't want my installs to belong to the standard user/group, but I do want it to be easy to interact with ERL_LIBS without needing sudo et al.

Bottom line is, it depends on what people expect. 

On 12 May 2012, at 10:27, Peter Lemenkov <lemenkov@REDACTED> wrote:

> 2012/5/12  <lists@REDACTED>:
>> Thanks for your opinion.
>> I'm not the first who had this idea of separating 3rd party libraries
>> from the ones a programming language comes with – for example, Python,
>> Perl or Ruby provide a way to do that (not only on my distro, it's
>> really part of their install scripts). I just don't want to clutter the
>> "official" directorys with stuff which is not part of the main
>> distribution.
>> Of course this adds a bit of complexity, but on the other hand a clear
>> structure is also very helpful sometimes.
> Let me bottom line this for everyone -  no technical motivation behind
> that. If so then this proposal must be rejected.
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> With best regards, Peter Lemenkov.
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